NWLC Responds to Biden Administration’s Action to Amend Birth Control Rules

(Washington, D.C.) –  Today, the Biden-Harris administration announced its plan to amend the Trump-Pence administration’s rules regarding birth control coverage. The rules allowed virtually any employer or university to exempt itself from the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) requirement that insurance plans must cover contraception without out-of-pocket costs with no guarantee that individuals would still get the contraception they need. The Biden-Harris administration’s proposed new rulemaking will be open for public comment for 60 days.

The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO of NWLC:

“We’re relieved that the Administration has taken action to address the sweeping, unjust exemptions to the ACA birth control benefit put in place by the Trump administration. Our focus has always been to ensure people get the contraception they need, and that will be central in our analysis of the proposed rule. In this moment, when access to reproductive health care is curtailed and threatened, it is even more important to ensure that everyone can get the birth control they need without barriers.”